Summary: After I got this set up, I used it to connect two nice stereo speakers I have to every piece of AV gear I have. I also pass through all my HDMI connections, so I don't have to have so many cables running to my TV. I appreciated that it had pre-outs for connecting my speakers to my amp, which I already had. I really liked that it is so small and low profile, which will let me get a much more compact A/V stand. It also works flawlessly with my Harmony remote.
Summary: Although I am not an audiophile, I am very impressed with this receiver. My speakers never sounded so good. I was a little skepticle of the auto speaker setup but it is quick, easy and the results are impressive. I would highly recommend it.